Rami Abbas, the agent of Mohamed Salah, captain of the Egyptian national team, which is participating in the African Cup of Nations currently being held in Ivory Coast, said that the player will need a period ranging from 21 to 28 days to return to the stadiums and that his injury is more serious than initially expected.
The Liverpool striker suffered a muscle injury before the end of the first half in the second group match against Ghana last Thursday in Abidjan, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Abbas wrote on his account on the (X) platform, “Mohamed’s injury is more serious than initially thought, and he will be absent for a period ranging from 21 to 28 days, not two matches.”
Salah's agent concluded, “We hope that he will join the national team in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations if we qualify.”
Mohammed’s injury is more serious than first thought and he will be out for 21-28 days, and not 2 games.
His best chance at participating in the current AFCON is by undergoing intensive rehabilitation in the uk and rejoining the team as soon as he is fit.
— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) January 22, 2024
He continued, “His best opportunity to participate in the current African Cup of Nations is to undergo an intensive rehabilitation program in Britain and return to the team as soon as he recovers.”
The Egyptian Federation announced – the day before yesterday, Sunday, via its Facebook account – that, “After additional examinations were conducted on Mohamed Salah during the last hours, and after communication between the national team’s medical staff and his counterpart at Liverpool FC, it was decided that the player would return to England after the Cape Verde match to complete his treatment.”
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Salah was present in the stands to encourage and support his country's national team, which qualified with difficulty to the eighth final, after a 2-2 draw with Cape Verde, and with a gift from Mozambique, which snatched a 2-2 draw from Ghana in a fatal time.